who said we play expansive rugby at DP? Our pitch size means expansive RL is difficult. It's more the size for forward battles and we have assembled a big pack as batley fans have commented from sunday and two forward debutants to come in this sunday from Oz and wires.No easy games in this league and if we are to win on sunday it will be down the middle. Safe journey up.
They switched Carter to the other wing for the second half and still Squires scored down their right flank. On this showing from Workington we should encounter few problems, BUT (there's always one!) according to their supporters, they play expansive rugby at home; saw none of that today.
I thought Stokes favoured Batley (or perhaps their misdemeanours were seen in a different light); he sin binned Oldstrum (I think it was he) for something that was not that bad, but he failed to see the head high tackle on the Worky player which put that lad out of the game with the Batley player substituted immediately after the offence.
The attendance given in Sporting Life astounds me. It says 1200 were there; I would reckon half that at best!
In fairness to Batley, they took their chances well with Squires outstanding and scoring three tries uphill, albeit from a short distance. The first was from a kick and chase; he grabbed the ball in the air while the Worky full back wad waiting gor it to sit in his arms. The second was from his own kick and collect (it was good) and the third, he stopped close to the touch line, the Town winger held off and Squires then carried on. His fourth was in the dim and distant far Gornergat from nowhere I was standing.
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